Man Grabbed, Told to Get in Car on Christmas Night

Incidents and arrests in Arlington from Tuesday, Dec. 18, to Tuesday, Dec. 25.

The following information comes from the Arlington Police Department. When arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Man Grabbed, Told to Get in Car on Christmas Night

A man told police at about 9:43 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, that he was walking home from the bus stop at the intersection of Mass. Ave. and Daniels Street in Arlington Heights when an unknown male grabbed him by the arm and told him to get in a car.

The man told police that the incident had occurred about 10 minutes prior. He said after he refused, the male told him that he would only leave if he didn’t tell anyone. The male then got into a late model, black Buick and drove off, the man said.

The man described the suspect as a white male, about 30 years old, with black hair and wearing a black jacket.

He said he believed it was a random incident.

Police were unable to locate the vehicle in question.

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Bicyclist Injured in Crash at Medford Street, Mystic Valley Parkway Rotary

A male bicyclist was backboarded and transported to Mass. General Hospital in Boston Thursday afternoon, Dec. 20, after being struck by a vehicle at the Medford Street and Mystic Valley Parkway (Route 60) rotary.

The incident took place at about 2:18 p.m. that afternoon.

The bicyclist had been thrown off of his bicycle several feet and had “bleeding injuries,” according to police. He was conscious and alert at the scene, police said.

The vehicle sustained heavy damage to its left front fender and headlight, according to police.

Little information was available in the Arlington police report, as the investigation was turned over to state police due to the incident’s location.


Notable Incidents from Tuesday, Dec. 18, to Tuesday, Dec. 25

Tuesday, Dec. 25

9:43 p.m., Mass. Ave., Assault and battery (see above)

5:56 p.m., Richardson Avenue, Suspicious call

10:48 p.m., Willow Court, Assault and battery

8:57 a.m., Teresa Circle, Arrest, fugitive from justice on a court warrant

Monday, Dec. 24

9:57 p.m., Arizona Terrace and Decatur Street, Arrest, disorderly conduct

Sunday, Dec. 23

8:15 p.m., Paul Revere Road, Threats

6:42 p.m., Franklin Street, Operation of a motor vehicle with license suspended, hit-and-run

5:23 p.m., Mystic Street, Identity fraud

1:05 a.m., Wollaston Avenue, Threats

Saturday, Dec. 22

2:48 p.m., Mass. Ave., Larceny under $250 by false pretenses

12:45 p.m., Mass. Ave. and Park Avenue, Motor vehicle crash without injury, hit-and-run

Friday, Dec. 21

7:21 p.m., Lake Street, Larceny under $250

9:42 a.m., Mass. Ave., Threats

4:36 a.m., Summer Street, Breaking and entering at night for felony

Thursday, Dec. 20

9:19 p.m., Mass. Ave., Breaking and entering during the day for felony

4:43 p.m., Brooks Avenue and Lake Street, Motor vehicle crash without injury

2:18 p.m., Medford Street and Mystic Valley Parkway, Motor vehicle crash involving bicycle with injury (see above)

10:07 a.m., Mass. Ave., Malicious damage to a motor vehicle

10:03 a.m., Walgreens, Mass. Ave., Shoplifting by concealing merchandise over $100

8:25 a.m., Dorothy Road, Malicious destruction of property over $250

7:53 a.m., Forest Street, Motor vehicle crash without injury

Wednesday, Dec. 19

11:23 p.m., Mill Street, Larceny under $250

8:20 p.m., Oakland Avenue, Arrest, assault and battery

8 p.m., Grafton Street, Identity fraud

6:55 p.m., Hillside Avenue, False fire alarm

5:21 p.m., Mass. Ave., Suspicious condition

5:19 p.m., Broadway and Cleveland Street, Motor vehicle crash with injury, failure to yield

3:01 p.m., Medford Street, Larceny from a building

2:14 p.m., Mass. Ave., Larceny from a building

1:06 p.m., Arlington Catholic High School, Medford Street, Threats

11:22 a.m., Mass. Ave., Motor vehicle crash without injury

Tuesday, Dec. 18

3:19 p.m., Lakehill Avenue, Identity fraud

3:11 p.m., Mass. Ave., Annoying telephone calls

3:09 p.m., Coolidge Road, Identity fraud

11:44 a.m., Mass. Ave., Motor vehicle crash without injury

Zoltan December 27, 2012 at 05:08 PM
How often do you hear about the attempted forced abduction of an adult male? Even John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahmer had the sense to cajole their victims. I just hope that this character doesn't start flashing a badge.
saul glick December 27, 2012 at 10:23 PM
The story sounds fishy....


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